Washington, DC / 47

Tuesday, May 1, 2001  |  Coolidge Auditorium  |  Presented by Library of Congress


Senator John Kerry joins From the Top at the Library of Congress to pay special tribute to a friend of the show, the late Boston Congressman Joseph Moakley, whose outstanding contributions throughout 32 years of service are celebrated with five exceptional performances by young musicians, including an award-winning 12-year old tin whistle player from the Boston area.

Performance and Repertoire:

Violinist Melissa White, 16, from Lansing, MI, performs Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Tin whistle and wood flute player Eoghan Conway, 12, of Somerville, MA, performs “The Gold Ring,” a traditional Irish jig.

Tin whistle and wood flute player Eoghan Conway performs “Se Fath Mo Bhuartha” (“The Reason for My Sorrow”), a traditional Irish jig on wood flute

Pianist and Composer Sebastian Chang, 13, of Trabuco Canyon, CA, performs “Diabolic Dialogues, Op. 8” by Sebastian Chang

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Woodwind Quintet (flutist Elizabeth Diener, 18; French horn player John Oatman, 18; clarinetist Angela Occhionero, 17; bassoonist Johanna Sterba, age 16; and oboist Lani Smith, 16) from Cleveland, OH, performs “Ballet” from Petite Suite by Claude Debussy

Cellist Samuel Johnson, 15, from Milton-Freewater, OR, performs Rococo Variations by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tin whistle and wood flute player Eoghan Conway and his brother, violinist Oisin Conway, 10, perform a set of traditional Irish jigs (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 3, 2001
  • Monday, May 14, 2001

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